Lights Out > Lights Out Series Finale Review: "War" > Comments Page 2
Great episode, great season, GREAT SHOW!
I'm devastated that it is not returning. I'm so invested in these characters now and I will never figure out what happens to them!
I hope & pray that another channel (HBO, Showtime, Starz) picks it up. I didn't watch the F/X drama Damages, but I know after F/X didn't renew it, it went to DirecTV so it could finish its story.
But I'm a realist, so I'm not expecting it.
april, you fool...out of nowhere? the whole season part of the story was his dimentia, how his daughter was not allowed to tell the mother, how he was worried he would end up like the old champ from the previous episodes. he even had a dream how the doctor told him it wasn't real....come on april, your better than that!
Did anyone else notice the injury to his eye in the fight moved around between scenes ? from his right eye to his left between the fight, the dressing room scene and the hallway scene out side dressing room ?? Great show anyway.......
I really hope another network picks up Lights Out, too good of a show to can after just one season. A lot of successful series struggle their first season with ratings.
Too bad the show had to end.
Great show, too bad they aren't making a second season. Favorite quote of the night "Who won the fight", Theresa...
Oh yeah, one complaint about the episode - I thought the fight was kind of weak. I mean, I like Lights and all, and I wanted him to win, but it wasn't exactly realistic to have him destroy Death Row like that after being out of boxing for so long. I mean, the made went the distance 5 years ago, and Lights knocks him out in the 3rd round this time? Not very believable, but oh well. Doesn't take away from the fact that this was a great episode.
Ugh... such a great show. Some may disagree, but I felt it still had so much more potential (even though early on I really couldn't see it going much further than the Lights Death Row rematch). I mean, there was the United Boxers, the failed hit on Lights's sister, that meeting between Hal and Barry about halfway through the season that, unless I am mistaken, was never explained, the story behind Theresa and her family in England, Eva's rebellious behavior, Johnny's son not growing into the person that Johnny wants him to be, Lights's mom, and I'm sure there's plenty more I didn't mention.
I am holding on to the, admittedly, 1 in a million chance that FX changes its mind because this finale got good ratings, or some other network picks it up, etc. I found it strange that none of the TV ads were promoting it as the series finale, but instead as the season finale, and am hoping they did this for a reason (even though they probably didn't).
One thing everyone has to admit though, i
What a great series. So sad to see it come to an end after the first season. Holt McCallany did such a great job playing a this character. I'm hoping he gets a new show so he can be the lead again. He definitely has new fans and I m proud to say I am one of them.
not another episode????
"Lights Out" has become the 'bright light' show of the season for me. Never found out about it through any advertising, though. Found it by flipping through all the channels one Tues night when sick and was "hooked" ever since. Not a boxing fan but the show is top quality in terms of the depth and cohesiveness of the storyline, the acting, directing and production. There's not a show on that can measure up to it. I even forced by husband, who doesn't like boxing to watch it and he has been hooked on it, ever since, as well. We can't believe anyone would be foolish enough to cancel this show. Is there any hope that a cable channel like HBO or Showtime might want to pick it up? It's not time to it to go. The story is just beginning to be told....
@April W. The reason he could not remember the fight was because at the beginning of the series he was diagnosed with Pugilistic Dementia which is a brain deteriorating illness usually acquired through fighting or repeated intense blows of the head. When it worsens, the effects can be similar to that of Alzheimer's in where a person cannot remember certain events.
Basically, what the ending was trying to convey was that the fight had finally taken its toll on his condition and he will only be going downhill from here on out.
It was a very sad ending. He won the belt and was superficially happy and made his family happy, but at the expense of his mental and emotional state. Very sad stuff indeed.
Wow April, you should have someone who watched the series edit your comments before you post. "Out of nowhere"? Really?
Great episode UNTIL the very end. Out of nowhere he cannot even remember who won? Ridiculously stupid. I liked this show but the final scene was awful.
Such an amazing show. I rarely ever watch television but when I saw the first episode to Lights Out I had to see more and ended up watching all of it not disappointed. I love boxing movies and when I saw a commercial for this show I was stoked. I was very impressed with the finale considering it was pretty rushed/unplanned. Anyways, thanks FX for my 2 favorite shows (Lights Out and Archer). Rarely any justice to such amazing TV shows..
I love this show.
That said, what a heartbreaking finish. The moment when he comes ou of the locker room in a daze and can't figure out where to go, and as he started to follow his wife away he stops her and asks (with an expression that conveys confusion, sadness, and the knowlege that something is wrong with him) "who won the fight?" was truly painful to watch and just tragically awful. I'm pretty shaken up over it. He worked too hard to not be able to remember an celebrate, let alone retain his mental faculties.
After all that and everything building up to this episode and fight, to see such a strong, brave man go from winning back his world heavyweight title and being on top of the world, to being stripped of his mind and functions is just devastating.
I wish the show wasn't canceled. If there was a season two, I hope it would end up just being a severe concussion but it doesn't look like we will be lucky enough to find out at this point.
What a tragedy. What
Lightsout had become appointment tv on tuesday night at our house. We really enjoyed the show. It kinda felt like a play on the rocky stories.
I loved this show. I Loved & HATED some characters, but that is because of good acting between the characters. I'm disappointed the show is ending. I found myself cheering and yelling at my TV for lights to win the fight & When it came to the end, I agree with you. I wanted him to have the Happy ending and I love and Hate the ending of this season. I'm going to be lost on my Tuseday Nights.
They're really not making a 2nd season??? this was one of the best non-HBO/ShoTime series I've ever watched
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